Mariana Sanchez

Mariana Sanchez

Mariana Sanchez is an Emmy Award winner and has reported from more than 20 countries from around the world covering armed conflict, social and political affairs for 20 years. She is currently covering Mexico's drug war.

Latin America

Peru: Ballerina free after 25 years in prison for hiding rebel

In Peru, a former ballerina has been released from prison after serving a 25-year sentence for hiding a rebel leader in her dance studio. Maritza Garrido was released on Monday, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of her arrest along with Abimael Guzman.

Peru: Ballerina free after 25 years in prison for hiding rebel

Latin America

Worker deaths exposes 'slave-like conditions' in Peru

Safety inspectors in Peru are trying to crack down on dangerous working conditions. They have been prompted by the recent deaths of two young men who were locked inside their workplace when a fire broke out.

Worker deaths exposes 'slave-like conditions' in Peru

Latin America

Protesters in Peru rally against proposed pardon of former leader

Protesters in Peru are angry at a proposal by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to pardon former President Alberto Fujimori who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights violations. Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.

Protesters in Peru rally against proposed pardon of former leader

Latin America

Bolivia nut shortage crisis forces many into poverty

The brazil nut is Bolivia's most important organic export product. Nearly 25 million tonnes are exported mainly to Brazil, the United States and Europe every year.

Bolivia nut shortage crisis forces many into poverty

Latin America

Festival fuses Bolivia’s Catholic and indigenous traditions

Colourful costumes, dancing and a massive feast are among features of one of the world's most extravagant festivals, held in Bolivia.

Festival fuses Bolivia’s Catholic and indigenous traditions

Latin America

Peru's flood victims hope for recovery

Peruvians are waiting for the end of a brutally rainy season. Floods and landslides have already killed at least 80 people since December. More than 100,000 people have been forced to leave their homes.

Peru's flood victims hope for recovery

Latin America

Peru's flood victims seek aid

Peru's government is airlifting food, water and clothes to flood victims around the country. Months of rain have killed dozens of people and forced more than half a million more from their homes.

Peru's flood victims seek aid

Latin America

Peru flood crisis renders tens of thousands homeless

At least 100,000 people have been rendered homeless by the heavy flooding in Peru, in the country's worst rainy season since 1925. Many Peruvians are now helping out at rescue centres around the capital.

Peru flood crisis renders tens of thousands homeless

Latin America

Honduras gang violence uproots thousands

Gang violence is an enduring problem in Honduras, one of the most violent countries in the world. The lack of government, security and law allows gangs to run entire districts.

Honduras gang violence uproots thousands

Latin America

Deadly Peru floods leave thousands homeless

Thousands of people have been left homeless after the deadliest rains in decades have caused floods and destruction in Peru's coast.

Deadly Peru floods leave thousands homeless

Latin America

Peru floods put thousands in danger

Unseasonal rain in Peru has forced one region to declare a state of emergency. Police have closed bridges for fear of collapse in the city of Piura, the regional capital.

Peru floods put thousands in danger

Latin America

Honduras 'anti-terror' law faces opposition

Rights groups have raised concerns over a controversial new law in Honduras, which reclassifies many crimes as 'terrorism', including anti-government protests. The opposition says the law is draconian and politically motivated.

Honduras 'anti-terror' law faces opposition